Working: People Talk about What They Do All Day and How They Feel about What They Do

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Studs Turkel records the voices of America. Men and women from every walk of life talk to him, telling him of their likes and dislikes, fears, problems, and happinesses on the job. Once again, Turkel has created a rich and unique document that is as simple as conversation, but as subtle and heartfelt as the meaning of our lives....
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Overview

Studs Turkel records the voices of America. Men and women from every walk of life talk to him, telling him of their likes and dislikes, fears, problems, and happinesses on the job. Once again, Turkel has created a rich and unique document that is as simple as conversation, but as subtle and heartfelt as the meaning of our lives....
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Editorial Reviews

NY Times Book Review
An enormous amount of exciting material. . . . An incredible abundance of marvelous beings. . . . A very special electricity and emotional power. (The New York Times Book Review)
Wall Street Journal
Remarkable . . . the range is enormous. . . . Work is the theme and we learn a lot about these trades. (The Wall Street Journal)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565843424
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 114,155
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface I: Who Built the Pyramids?
Preface II: Who Spread the News
Preface III: The Mason
Working the Land
Communications
A Pecking Order
Did You Ever Hear the One about the Farmer's Daughter?
The Commercial
Cleaning Up
Watching
The Demon Lover
Appearance
Counting
Footwork
Just a Housewife
The Quiet Life
Brokers
Bureaucracy
Organizer
The Sporting Life
In Charge
Ma and Pa Courage
Reflections on Idleness and Retirement
The Age of Charlie Blossom
Cradle to the Grave
The Quiz Kid and the Carpenter
In Search of a Calling
Second Chance
Fathers and Sons
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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Real people with real things to say. You'll gain an insight into what everyday people experience as they work and live. Couldn't put it down. Studs is Pulitzer material.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2013

    I like this article ┬┐People Talk about What They Do All Day and

    I like this article “People Talk about What They Do All Day and How They Feel about What They Do” in most parts. Specifically - I like () I think the author should really read the latest book “The 5-STAR Business Network” by Vivek Sood in which he discusses this topic in great deal of detail. I read the summary on Goodreads and seems like the author is arguing exactly the same point, but not as coherently. I like this article “Once again, Turkel has created a rich and unique document that is as simple as conversation, but as subtle and heartfelt as the meaning of our lives” in most parts. Specifically - I like () I think the author should really read the latest book “The 5-STAR Business Network” by Vivek Sood in which he discusses this topic in great deal of detail. I read the summary on Goodreads and seems like the author is arguing exactly the same point, but not as coherently.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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